There has been a slow steady drip of indicators that President Obama will approve the Keystone XL pipeline. Recently there was Obama’s statements at a fundraiser and Biden claiming that he is “in the minority” in the administration who opposes the pipeline. Now the Huffington Post is reporting that Obama campaign spin-off Organizing for Action is refusing to do anything about the pipeline despite pleas from its members.
|By: masaccio Sunday May 5, 2013 10:00 am|
Are you in debt? You are a bad person. Politicians in both parties despise you and would prefer that you be crushed under the weight of your debt.
|By: rosalind Saturday May 4, 2013 5:20 pm|
In May 2012 President Barack Obama announced to the world that his position on gay marriage had evolved into one of support. While I don’t give much weight to opinion polls due to the ability to skew results through the phrasing of questions, or the rigging of sample respondents, the fact that a range of polls throughout the next year showed support for gay marriage growing steadily up and down the demographic dial shows in my completely biased view the awesome power of the bully pulpit in action.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday May 2, 2013 7:55 am|
The Obama administration has decided to fight a court order to allow Plan B to be sold over the counter to younger women. This is a very disappointing move by a man that goes to great lengths to pretend to be a “technocrat.”
|By: DSWright Wednesday April 24, 2013 12:10 pm|
The Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked reportedly by hackers working for or on behalf of the Syrian government who sent out a disruptive tweet using the account. The tweet, which claimed there were explosions in the White House and that President Obama was injured, sent financial markets plunging.
|By: codepink Tuesday April 23, 2013 6:08 pm|
George W. Bush presided over an international network of torture chambers and, with the help of a compliant Congress and press, launched a war of aggression that killed hundreds of thousands of men, women and children. However, instead of the bloody details of his time in office being recounted at a war crimes tribunal, the former president has been able to bank on his imperial privilege – and a network of rich corporate donors that he made richer while in office – to tell his version of history at a library in Texas being opened in his name.
|By: Michelle Chen Saturday April 20, 2013 5:20 pm|
If you feel like that recovery we keep hearing about hasn’t quite trickled down to your block, there’s a good reason. A huge swath of the country’s workers are out of sync with the economic cycle, continually falling further behind the rich. And, now Obama’s proposed budget may hinder them even more.
According to a new multi-year study by Pew’s Economic Mobility Project, many families are priced out of “recovery” for reasons that long predated the recession and will persist indefinitely even as the economy “bounces back.”
|By: masaccio Friday April 19, 2013 12:17 pm|
I’m all for balancing the budget on the backs of the oligarchs and corporations and their foundations and their offshore holdings of trillions and their professional minions who make it all possible.
|By: masaccio Sunday April 14, 2013 11:00 am|
President Obama and his inner Ronald Reagan protect the rich from the possibility of a dent in their wealth and power.